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    SubjectRe: Driver retries disk errors.
    On Iau, 2004-09-02 at 00:14, Rogier Wolff wrote:
    > I don't think so. It starts with the ide-cd level driver
    > doing 8 retries. Most disk we see retry themselves for about a
    > 4 second delay before reporting a bad block. A CD taking twice

    "Most", that is the heart of the reason for not taking them out.

    > that much would not sound abnormal. (seeks are about 10 times
    > as expensive on CDs). 8 times 8 seconds is a full minute.

    As I said media players need a way to turn it to no retry

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